Some decisions that were taken with the intention of supporting the national economy and the citizens need review. Among others, these include the expat dependent fee, which has adversely affected the homeland and the citizens as well.
The homeland is the biggest loser by the collective departure of expatriates and their families. This has a negative effect on the market, which is now suffering from a lack of activity. The question here is: Where are the gains made by the imposition of fees on expatriates and their dependents?
The question here is: Where are the gains made by the imposition of fees on expatriates and their dependents?
The consequences of the decision should have been thoroughly studied before it was implemented, particularly that the conditions of a number of small and medium enterprises are very bad and they are struggling to survive because of their deteriorating profitability.
We hope that these fees will be reviewed to protect the interests of the country.
by Ibrahim Ali Naseeb for The Saudi Gazette
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